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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #990 on: September 09, 2020, 10:26:40 pm »
Where is he applying?
Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away...


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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #992 on: September 10, 2020, 09:33:48 am »
UBC

Go...um...*checks*...Thunderbirds! Fight for ol' Province U!
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #993 on: September 10, 2020, 09:38:31 am »
Not exactly chosen for the football program.  :P

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #994 on: September 10, 2020, 09:39:45 am »
Not exactly chosen for the football program.

It can provide good practical experience for medical students.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #995 on: September 10, 2020, 09:43:04 am »
Not exactly chosen for the football program.

It can provide good practical experience for medical students.

 :D

Already doing that as part of his undergrad.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #996 on: September 10, 2020, 11:03:27 am »
Not exactly chosen for the football program.  :P

Don't you be hating on U Sports football! :mad:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #997 on: September 11, 2020, 10:57:12 am »
Tim made the Tier 1 hockey team for his age.   :cool:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #998 on: September 11, 2020, 11:07:03 am »
Tim made the Tier 1 hockey team for his age.   :cool:

:thumbsup:

I hope David can play sports again in the Spring :(
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #999 on: September 11, 2020, 11:18:08 am »
Tim made the Tier 1 hockey team for his age.   :cool:

:thumbsup:

I hope David can play sports again in the Spring :(

Why wait till spring?

https://www.austinmetrohockey.org/

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #1000 on: September 17, 2020, 11:47:42 am »
Joshua climbs out of the bath last night and has a huge (2" across) bruise in the middle of his forehead.  I ask him what happened - he said "I suction-cupped myself".  Basically he used a suction cup on a toy and wound up giving himself a huge hickey in the middle of his forehead. :frusty:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #1001 on: September 17, 2020, 12:08:58 pm »
 :lol:

Hope you took lots of pictures.  That is going to be great when you give your speech on his wedding day!

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #1002 on: December 22, 2020, 12:23:34 pm »
So with no hockey we've turned into a family of skiers!  We bought a season family pass (and a season family rental package) to the local hill.  Josh and Andrew had never been skiing before in their lives, but we figured that with their experience skating they'd pick it up right away.  And sure enough they did.  We've been going 2-3 times per week for the past month and a half.

My youngest Josh (7) though fell the very first time he got off a chairlift.  Ever since then despite being absolutely fearless going down the hill, he's insisted on holding my hand when we get off the chairlift together.

I have been trying to encourage him to not hold my hand as he got off but he still wanted to hold hands - which meant I had to go up with him each time.

But last night after going up with me several times he asked if he could go up the chairlift by himself - I said sure and then he was gone in a flash, got on the lift by himself and got down just as quick.

This from the little guy who cried when I left for work on Monday when he still wasn't up and thus didn't get to see me off.

:(

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #1003 on: January 16, 2021, 03:08:18 pm »
The boys have been on a major Star Wars kick the last couple of months.

Josh rushes up to me and says: "Dad, you know Jawas are a big part of Star Wars.  If the Jawas hadn't found R2-D2, then Luke wouldn't have found R2-D2, and then Luke wouldn't have become a Jedi!"

:D

I'm raising such nerds...  :blush: